In honor of her bat mitzvah, Sarah Cohen is utilizing her art talent along with her passion for helping others to benefit the SINAI schools. Sarah, a Teaneck resident, created greeting cards featuring her original artwork. The greeting cards can be used for weddings, engagements, birthdays and baby gifts.
Recently, Sarah had the opportunity to visit a Sinai classroom and saw firsthand how significant and needed these types of services are for our children and community. She decided she wanted to help raise money and awareness for the school. “We are proud of Sarah’s desire to support a worthwhile cause,” said Sarah’s mom, Paula Cohen.
Since 1982, SINAI Schools have provided unparalled excellence in special education for children whose needs cannot be met in a regular classroom. There is a misconception that SINAI schools are for a certain type of child with a specific type of disability; however, in truth, SINAI offers services to children with a wide range of disabilities. Each of the five SINAI schools is housed in a partner regular education Jewish school.
“We were quite moved when Sarah initially approached us with her idea,” said Sam Fishman, Managing Director for the SINAI Schools. “She recognized that there are some in the community who have disabilities which prevent them from learning in a regular school environment, and that SINAI plays an important role serving those children.”
Sarah sold her cards at The SINAI boutique at the Glenpointe Hotel in Teaneck. “It was fun, and people complimented me on my art and congratulated me for what I was doing to help,” said Sarah. All her proceeds went directly to the organization.
“The administration at SINAI is tremendously proud of Sarah, and grateful that she has chosen to direct her talents to help the children of SINAI Schools,” Fishman said.
To order cards from Sara’s Support SINAI collection, please visit www.sinaischools.org/greetingcards.
By Kellita Weber